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Monday, April 17
Alternate-side parking is suspended for Passover. Meters are in effect.

• Partly cloudy with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• Vice President Pence visited the Korean DMZ as U.S. tensions with North Korea continue to rise.

• Cops are looking for a Cleveland man who shot and killed an elderly man and recorded it on Facebook Live.

• A woman heading to Easter service found her parents dead in their apartment due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Alley Pond Environmental Center 2017 Green Gala Thurs Apr 20th 6-9pm Honoring the people who work to keep our world green. Cocktails-Dinner-Silent Auction-Special Awards. $150 Please pre-register by calling 718-229-4000. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street, Corona

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Queens News
• A 22-year-old man died after crashing into a tree while speeding on the Grand Central Parkway near Jamaica Estates.

• A Jackson Heights woman fought off a rape attempt after her attacker dragged her to a fence.

• Police are looking for a serial subway surfer who has filmed himself walking atop trains in Queens.

• Melania and Barron Trump are moving into the White House soon.

• Governor Cuomo doesn’t believe ethics reform or the DREAM Act will pass with this current Legislature.

• Take a look inside the happenings at this year’s star-studded Coachella music festival.

Weekend Box Office
The Fate of the Furious – $100 million
The Boss Baby – $15.5 million
Beauty and the Beast (2017) – $13.6 million
Smurfs: The Lost Village – $6.5 million
Going In Style (2017) – $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 the Ford Mustang debuts at World’s Fair

• In 1972 actress Jennifer Garner is born in Houston, Texas

• The Daily News says the MTA should drop the fare for the Q70 LaGuardia Link bus forever.

• The Post says Scott Pruitt is ready to get the EPA back on track.

In the Blogs
• See which movies have been filmed in Astoria recently, including Spiderman Homecoming.

• Police released surveillance of a man punching a 85-year-old in the face in Jackson Heights.

Trending in New York
• Facebook Live
James Harden

• The Mets (7-6) lost to the Marlins in walk-off fashion, 4-2. They host the Phillies for a three-game series at Citi Field. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-4) extended their winning streak with a 9-3 rout of the Cardinals. The Bombers start a three-game series with the White Sox at 7:05 p.m.

• The Rangers fell to the Canadiens, 3-1. They’re down two games to one in the series.

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Glendale Kiwanis Annual Scholarship Students preparing to enter their first year of High School or entering freshman year at college by Sept 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications can be found at CB Kueber Realty, 67-13 Myrtle Avenue or Ridgewood Savings Bank, 65-01 Myrtle Avenue. Deadline April 24th. Call Debbie at 718-628-0100

Real Estate
• The Durst Organization is moving forward with its Hallets Point development after 421-a’s passage.

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick high ranch home.  Upgraded EIK, Large LR, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, full finished modern basement, 1 car garage, large yard.  Asking $668,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two family, 6 rooms over 5 + walk up attic, 5 bedrooms, nice yard, close to schools, train & shopping.  Asking $578,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Queens Village – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,541-square-foot house at 86-40 233rd Street for $590,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A man stole a tip jar from Chopsticks Restaurant in East Elmhurst on Thursday night. According to police, the suspect also threatened an employee with a baseball bat before fleeing the scene.

East Elmhurst – Noon – NYC DOT, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland unveil safety enhancements along Ditmars Boulevard. 103rd St. and Ditmars Blvd.

Murray Hill – 4:30 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella denounce DOT’s decision not to install left-turn signal at intersection. 26th Ave. and Francis Lewis Blvd.

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April 17th, 2017 at 10:37 am

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